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“A concert and a tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rees Memorial Carillon

Rees Memorial Carillon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A concert and a tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

We enjoyed a half-hour free concert played on the Rees Carillon on a Sunday evening, and then took advantage of the opportunity to tour the instrument. (There's a small charge for tours.) The young man who played the concert showed us the largest bells and demonstrated how the carillon is played; it was most impressive and quite fascinating. The carillon is located immediately adjacent to the entrance to the Botanical Garden.

Visited August 2014
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Kansas City
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140 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Don't miss the free concerts!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Nestled in Washington Park, the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon was a lovely point of interest during our time in Springfield. We were there on a Sunday, so we toured the carillon with the young man who plays the instrument. It was well worth the $3.50 admission to watch him at the keyboard (much like a grand organ), playing a piece or two in the afternoon. We then returned for the free concert at 7:00 that evening, and he played several pieces written specifically for the Carillon. It was a restful and restorative time, sitting on a bench in the park and listening to the lovely tones of the bells waft over our heads.

Visited June 2014
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Big Bear City, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A unique experience! Nice evening event!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Heard about the Carillon and wasn't sure what it was...well it is a bell tower that chimes music! It is played by a person kinda like an Organ keyboard and foot pedals. We were able to go to the top and see the whole instrument, as well as listen in the tower. After a little while, we went outside and listened from the park area. A unique experience! If you don't take the interior tour,(but I would) it is a free thing to do this summer!

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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160 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“One of six communities in the USAwith a full-time carilloner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Our wonderful Carillon is unusual in that there are many performances each week, tours of the interior of the instrument, and a full-time person available to teach anyone how to play this huge vertical percussion instrument. We live only a few blocks away and get to hear the VERY frequent concerts. The Carillon Society makes sure that the instrument stays in great shape. Don't miss it!

Visited January 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Bells”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

When in Washington be sure to see the carillon. Cool tower, sometimes they let you go up and see the bells. Some of the bells are huge. It's really neat to hear them play. Sometimes they have event and play a lot of songs.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Steven Z
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